St. Patrick’s Celebration
40th Annual Concelebrated Mass
St. Cecilia’s Church
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
Principal Celebrant & Homilist
His Excellency, Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Informal Reception To Follow In The Parish Hall.
Volunteers are needed to help with this event. Donations of Irish soda bread, scones and a variety of sandwiches and baked goods are requested for the reception. Sign-up sheets are available at the back of the church. Thank you for your support.
“Let’s keep the tradition alive!”
All Funds donated will go towards the costs of installing a Celtic Cross on the Grounds of St. Cecilia’s Church in memory of the Irish Community who built this beautiful church.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH, 2018
English Masses: 9:05 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Vietnamese Mass: 7:30 p.m.
Distribution of Ashes
This is a universal day of fasting and of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence from meat binds those who are 14 and older; the law of fasting binds those from 18 to 59 years of age. Parents and educators are reminded of their duty to introduce children gradually to the understanding and practice of penance.
Archdiocese of Toronto: Canada Summer Jobs Program Update
The federal government has introduced new requirements for employers applying for the Canada Summer Jobs grant. To be eligible for funding, employers must attest that both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect certain “values” as determined by the federal government including the government’s position on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Organizations unable or unwilling to make this attestation in whole or in part will be deemed ineligible for the grant. This requirement is clearly unjust.
Many Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto and many other faiths involved in charitable activity at soup kitchens, shelters, refugee welcome centres or summer camps are impacted by this decision. Please take a moment to visit www.archtoronto.org/summerjobs for more information and to find a template letter to send to your MP and the minister responsible for this portfolio.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration: This Friday, February 2nd, 2018
On the First Friday, our Parish celebrates Eucharistic Adoration immediately following the 9:05 a.m. Mass until 6:00 p.m.
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the church. ”
-Ecclesia de Eucharistia by Pope John Paul II
Please consider taking time out this Friday, February 2nd, in prayer and worship of the Eucharist. For those who would like to schedule an hour to ‘keep watch’, signup sheets for specific time slots, can be found at the back of the church.
Pray to know how God wants to use your talents and abilities. Could it be He is calling you to consider priesthood, religious life or deaconate? If God is calling you to be a priest, religious, or permanent deacon, call: Fr. Chris Lemieux, Vocation Director, Archdiocese of Toronto
Are the “Winter Blues” making you feel you need something to lift you ?
How about making use of those hidden talents and skills you possess!
Our parish is looking for new lectors, (readers), altar servers, and children liturgy leaders! Training is provided!
VERY LAST CHANCE: 2018 offertory envelopes are ready for pick-up at the back of the church!
Please ensure when picking up your box that the label number and actual box number are the same, (when you pick up your new envelopes). If not, please contact the office immediately so we can correct the error. The numbered envelopes assist the office staff in recording your donations over the full year. If making a larger donation to cover multiple Sundays you have missed, please put the donation in one envelope so as to make it easier for the office staff to record. Please discard all old 2017 offertory envelopes.
New envelope users/parishioners and/or unregistered parishioners are requested to fill out a Parish Registration Form and return it to an usher to obtain offertory envelopes for 2018.
Holy Name of Mary College School educates, inspires & empowers the girls of today to become the next generation of confident female leaders of character. Visit us on Saturday, February 3rd and experience the transformative power of an all-girls education at HNMCS in a distinctly Catholic school community. Talk to current students, faculty members, school administrators and parents and get a true sense of student life at HNMCS.
Open House: February 3rd from 10 am – 2 pm.